Floodplain Management

Clayton County Water Authority's Stormwater Utility Section is working with Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to update current flood maps. Preliminary Maps are expected in 2014. Please visit this site often as dates and information will update.

After two years of extensive studies and analysis, CCWA has revised the County's Floodplain Maps, as guided by FEMA. Since the County's maps were last updated in 2007, several factors have altered the current mapping conditions, such as natural and physical changes caused by land use, development and erosion. The updated maps will give us a better understanding of local risk assessment, floodplain management, land use and emergency planning. Staff is currently organizing a public information campaign to notify residents whose property will be moving in or out of identified floodplain areas. Any resident whose property has changed either way will be invited to a community forum to view the map changes and ask questions.

Why are floodplain maps being update?

Clayton County is part of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (The District). The Stormwater Utility is leading the effort for the county and cities to comply with The District requirement to map the 100 year floodplain elevation based on existing land use conditions (existing conditions) and on the expected build-out land use conditions (future conditions).

 

To check the status of your property in Clayton County, click here.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Shayla Nealy at snealy@ccwa.us or 770.961.2130, ext. 5508.

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